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After an early-morning pickup from your Hanoi hotel, admire the Red River Delta scenery on the approximately 4-hour drive to Halong Bay.

Then, board your boat—a traditional wooden junk—in Halong Bay. Keep your camera on hand as you set sail across the bay for endless photo opportunities.

Listen as your guide points out notable landmarks, all with unique names, such as Fighting Cocks Island, Finger Island, Duck Island, and Incense Burner Island, and glide through Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Grotto), filled with majestic stalactites and stalagmites.

Transfer to a small bamboo boat or sea kayak to get a closer look at the caves and islands, and enjoy about 45 minutes of paddling around one of the bay’s most scenic spots. Then, sail back to the wharf, where your driver will be ready to take you back to Hanoi.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.
Locations visited
Dau Go Cave
Halong Bay
Dong Thien Cung
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Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most famous natural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour takes in the highlights on a day trip from Hanoi and is ideal for those short on time. Travel through the Red River Delta, cruise around Thien Cung Cave and Dau Go Cave on a traditional junk boat, enjoy a kayaking or bamboo boat excursion, and dine on a seafood lunch on board.
  • Magnificent photo opportunities: junk boat cruise around Halong Bay
  • Paddle around the islands on a sea kayak or bamboo boat
  • Personalized experience: choice of private or group tour
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Hanoi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Tour

The tour was well organized and exactly as described. Great option for a one day trip to Ha Long Bay.More

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CustomerS32, Customer Care Team at Charming Vietnam Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Mr./Mrs. Jeremy T, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating. It is our greatest pleasure to have you here with Dragonfly Cruise a Brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. From your beautiful feedback, we know that our effort in arranging the services for you was successful....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour!!

On time pick up fr hotel and our tour guide Mr. Uy was very informative, knowledgeable and responsible. He gave us a good insight of Halong Bay and take care of the group very well Overall the tour was well planned, the food was great,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A great day trip

We booked the Halong Bay Day Tour operated by the local travel agency, Charming Vietnam Travel. I received an email confirmation from the travel agent two days before our tour date, confirming the pickup location and time with us. On the actual day, the guide...More

1  Thank Merlion42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Like it

I went to ha long bay with this travel agency yesterday and it was superb. Our guide was very nice. And the thing that I like from this travel agency was they don't ask for tips, I go touring with other agency now coz they...More

1  Thank Evi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Really well organised and professional, even when solo

Went solo. The tour guide, Benjamin, was absolutely fantastic, he kept calling us all family (26 in the group for the bus) and put us in groups of 6 to eat when we reached the boat. Tour guide did everything to ensure we were happy...More

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